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Resource ID: #14591
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: KWTV-TV (Oklahoma City)
Date: July 27-28, 1997



A cattle rancher named Michael Erickson killed two hunters trespassing on the family property. The local district attorney charged Erickson with two counts of first degree murder and seeks the death penalty. The report shows that hunters secretly handed the local prosecutor money to help him build a case. After two mistrials, the D.A. is going to try the case a third time. For the first time ever, Erickson talks to a reporter about the killings and claims self defense.

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